This is a classic tea culture tour promoted by Tourism Bureau of Xihu District, where the jewel of Hangzhou – West Lake and its many surrounding treasures are situated. In this tour, you can do interesting things about tea, such as pick tea leaves, taste tea and know about the tea culture, and cycle on countryside paths among tea bushes.
In the morning, pick tea leaves, taste tea and get to know the tea village, Shangchengdai. Home to tea gardens of over 1000 mu (1 mu roughly equals 666 sq m) Shangchengdai Village is one of the largest production areas of Xihu Longjing tea leaves. In the village not only can you sample the finest of brews but you can also visit the ecological tea gardens and Guangmingsi Reservoir which is located in the northwest of the village and also makes for an ideal spot to enjoy nature, go camping and fishing as well as lighting a BBQ or two.
In the afternoon, why not cycle in Longwu tea gardens to appreciate the unique scenery. Hejia Village is home to the first standard mountain cycling race track in Hangzhou. The route offers a unique cycling experience which is characterized by countryside paths circling around the village, mountains and forests, tea gardens and Guangmingsi Reservoir and is accompanied by picturesque scenery and fresher than fresh air.
Finally head to Outer Tongwu Village which, having a strong artistic input is a national-level 3A agricultural scenic area and the perfect place to indulge in some culture.
If you are exhausted then choose to stay at any one of Longwu’s featured B&Bs.
To accompany a great coffee, a most enchanting scene is essential. So, for a sip of spring then step into Hangzhou, now in a colorful season enveloped by misty fog, and the perfect place to seek out a cafe or two. The following are a few of our recommendations near to the West Lake Scenic Area.
When you travel to Hangzhou, you can choose an idyllic scenic route adjacent to the West Lake, namely, the Lakeside Park. Lakeside Park lies on the eastern bank of the West Lake in the middle of Hubin Road and the West Lake